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National Police forces select over 1000 Ford vehicles for fleet renewal

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First the UK’s northern consortium of 22 police forces ordered 680 Ford models, including 120 Kuga SUVs and 560 Transit Custom medium vans.

Ford Kuga and Transit Custom were also selected by the country’s southern consortium, which includes six fire services as well as 28 police forces.  They also added 110 Ford Transit Connect light vans and 30 Ranger pick-ups to the 80 Kugas and 200 Transit Customs which made up their Ford order.

British Transport Police, South Wales and Dyfed Powys are other forces with Ford Kugas on their fleets.  The Ford Transit Custom is used in every police region in the country, with roles as cell vans, crime scene units, dog carriers and camera vans.

The new all-wheel drive Ford Mondeo is also used for the transportation of police dogs.  Its high payload and volume capacity meet new DEFRA and RSPCA guidelines on in-car kennel size and welfare of dogs in transit.

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.